RESPIRATORS & MASKS FOR PUNA

MAJOR EMERGENCY EVENT & EVACUATIONS

ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN PUNA, HAWAII

 

Donations are needed immediately by the Local Community.

 

 


 

DETAILS ON THIS EVENT

Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures.

Our hearts truly go out to those who have lost their homes, farms, and possessions during this event. We are very sad to report that at this time over 400+ homes have been lost to lava. The number of people & homes affected by this event has risen exponentially over the last 72 hours.

Flow Map Date: June 6, 12:00 p.m. HST

(click on the image to enlarge)

 

Video from Fern Forest Date: June 7,  7:30 a.m. HST

Due to the extreme urgency on this project we are putting this project at the top of our list to get out to our website.  Lower Puna, has experienced over 12,000 earthquakes since the beginning of May, and in Upper Puna, at Kilauea Crater, there have been steam-driven explosions sending ash and particulate into the air for miles.   The biggest earthquake to hit in month of May was a powerful, and ultra-rare, 6.9 magnitude quake that shook the region very hard.

The biggest issue right now for locals on Big Island Hawaii is clean air to breath.  Sulfur dioxide levels have gotten very high at times all over the island, and off the charts near some of the major fissure sites near Kapoho & Leilani.

We are working directly with residents in the local community to help in every way we possibly can.  We have donated several needed supplies to the Hub in downtown Pahoa, and we’re helping to organize donations and supplies direct to that area day by day. Roads in and out of the area are extremely limited and lava is moving through the area quickly, so time is of the essence with this fundraising campaign.

 


 

RESPIRATORS & MASKS

What Make/Model works for this type of Volcanic Event?

 

2 Types of Mask are needed right now in the Puna District of Hawaii, depending on where residents live in the area. 

The mask types range from Gas Protection to Ash Particulate Protection.

 

 

Mask Type 1: Full or Half-Mask Respirator

Respirator Mask & Cartidges for Sulfur Dioxide (Acid Gas)

*Primarily needed in Lower Puna Area nearest the gas emission sites and fissures.

 

 

 

Mask Type 2: Particulate Mask

3M Particulate Respirator Mask 8516  – Sold online at Amazon

 

 


 

DONATIONS

How do you donate Respirators, Masks, or Supplies?

 

 ⇓  MAKE AN IMPACT LOCALLY ⇓

If you are able to donate these items, please message us using the form below.

We will contact you back typically within 4-6 hours… We are all volunteers, Mahalo!

 

All donations will be directly distributed to those in need and the process will be documented with full transparency on our website. Mahalo for your support!

Aloha!

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